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7 Days Walking Safari in Arusha Region, Tanzania

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, Tanzania

7 Days Walking Safari in Arusha Region, Tanzania

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Breathtaking Tanzania Safari

This walking safari trip to Ngorongoro Crater will leave you speechless. It takes you to one of the largest volcanic calderas on Earth, which is also home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in the world. The walking safari in Ol Doinyo Lengai will expose you to a beautiful crater that exists in the Ngorongoro Highlands and it's only a half-day drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater but seldom visited.

Highlights

  • A hike to Ol Doinyo Lengai
  • A visit to the local Maasai tribe
  • Walking safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Private safari guide
  • 3 meals per day
  • 6 activity days
  • English
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During this seven days' safari, you will be accommodated for six nights' in several campsites including campsite in Nainokanoka or Nayobi Village, Empakaai Camp, Acacia Campsite, and Kamakia Campsite.

This walking safari involves local people where they organize and run small tourism projects where the income is being used for community projects which are well developed in the Arusha Region.

During this safari, you will be camping on the crater rims' as the view of Lengai and the Rift Valley makes great photos opportunity. Camping and hiking into the crater are done with an armed ranger. You will pass through numerous Maasai villages and small herds of gazelle, wildebeest, and dark-toned zebra in a setting. It’s been said that it resembles the Scottish Highlands.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater

Today, you'll visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa where 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the Big Five, lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard. You'll enjoy your picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ’Eighth Wonder of the World’, your dinner and overnight will be at Nainokanoka or Nayobi / Bullati Village.

Day 2: Olmoti Crater and Empakai Crater

After breakfast, you'll depart to another seldom visited crater Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. There is a very pleasant hike from the Nainokanoka ranger post through the forest up to the top of the waterfall, which passes through this crater. You'll often meet Maasai people on the way to the waterfall at the crater. In the afternoon, you'll proceed to your base camp at Empakaai Crater, experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you will frequently see lots of wildlife. In the lake, there are many flamingoes. Your dinner and overnight will be at Empakaai Special Campsite (full board).

Day 3 and 4: Empakaai Crater to Lake Natron

Today, you'll start walking from Empakaai to Lake Natron. You'll descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; you'll walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through Nayobi Village. You'll also have the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai people. Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru will be seen along the way. Donkeys will carry your luggage. Your dinner and overnight will be at Acacia Campsite (full board).

Day 5: Walking to Ol Doinyo Lengai.

Today, you'll walk to Ol Doinyo Lengai, the single active volcano mountain in Tanzania (the holy mountain of the Maasai people). The trail will lead you down into the Rift Valley escarpment, and most of the parts are quite steep. After five - six hours of walking, you'll reach the foot of the inspiring mountain. Your dinner and overnight will be at Kamakia Campsite.

Day 6: Lake Natron

Today, you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai people at Lake Natron and later in the afternoon, you will also visit Lake Natron and after that, your local guide will show you the Maasai boma and explain the way Maasai people live. You will continue to visit the Maasai boma and see the lifestyle of this legendary tribe up-close.

Along with a guided tour of the boma and an introduction to the local Maasai population, tribesmen will offer to paint traditional Maasai tattoos for visitors and even let you milk their prized cows. Your dinner and overnight will be at Kamakia Campsite in Lake Natron.

Day 7: Departure day

Today, you will visit the waterfall and after that, you will start the journey to travel back to Arusha, Tanzania.

During this safari, you will visit the local Maasai tribe at Lake Natron.

This safari will take you to several places in Tanzania, including Ngorongoro Crater, Olmoti Crater, Empakaai Crater, Lake Natron, and Ol Doinyo Lengai.

Empakaai Crater

This caldera is six kilometers wide with nearly half of its floor occupied by the lake, and its slopes covered by a thick forest. The scenery is spectacular from every point along the rim; from the northern and eastern side you can look out to the dramatic volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai, the Great Rift Valley, and Lake Natron; from the south and west, you can see across the Bulbul Depression. Sometimes you can even see the distant snows of Mount Kilimanjaro far to the northeast.

  • 3 meals per day
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • A hike to Ol Doinyo Lengai
  • A visit the local Maasai tribe at Lake Natron
  • A visit to the local Maasai tribe
  • Government taxes, VAT, and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
  • Park fees and crater fees
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing equipped with ice chest with mineral water
  • Private safari guide, cook, and the Maasai guide
  • Walking safari in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Any items of personal nature
  • Meals not listed above
  • Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Tips
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 70% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookAllSafaris.com reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

    Terribly bad organization

    CONS Cons: 1, Until 10h00 of the first day, I was told that the tour was postponed to the second day, which means my tour had to be shorten and I didn't have time to book a new tour with other company. 2, They were so rude to my Suitcase that the surface was destroyed. 3, They put our luggage on top of the car with broken cloth covered. After the rain half of our luggage was wet. 4, Because of the same reason above, we had to use wet sleeping bag and mattress. 5, The last day, they made me missed my flight. However they didn't bought me a new flight ticket but only booked a 8 hours bus ticket. I had to cancel my activities in the following day.

    PROS Pros: The food is good, the guide is okay but sometimes drove too fast. The people in the same tour are so nice, we had a lot of fun together.

    Organizer response: I have read Yanfen Feng’s below mail but it does not really make sense to us because we had done all what is reguired for arranging the good safaris to all of our 6pax on our safaris vehicle and all went on a trip as it was booked. The 4-days camping safaris to Tarangire,Serengeti and Ngorongoro was great and the rest of the group return yesterday and l have talked with them about the safaris and they told me a good different stories totally different from what Yanfen Feng is complaining BUT the group mentioned about the rain and we have no control on stopping the rain to rain while the van was moving and no one anticipated to rain in Serengeti at this time but our staff has tried their best level to help the clients bags on not to be wet and it was done. Yanfen Feng wanted to be treated like an enjoy under the camping safaris and no one can do that, We can only treat a client same as other clients who are travelling on the same safaris jeep and for the issue of Yanfen Feng’s bag broken no one broken her bag but it was completely broken by herself and we do not know on why she forced to take that big bag on the safaris while we did only informed all clients to take a small day back bag that you can put clothes to us for 4 to 5days during the safaris, No one had an idea on how did her bag get broken and we do not understand on why she want us to take her bag responsibility while we asked her to leave it at our house.

    2017-Sep-21 19:31:36

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